An Australian real-estate agent has been nicknamed "shark wrangler" after a video of her casually lifting a swimming shark and transferring it on the other side went viral.
The video posted on Cronulla Real Estate's Facebook page garnered over 100,000 views and 900 shares at the time of publishing this article. "With his fins, I picked him up and helped him back", she said.
"My Mum, who swims at Oak Park every morning, called me just after 7 a.m. on Monday and said, 'There's a shark in the rock pool, '" Hatheier told Nine Network's Today show. "Hey get some footage of me in the pool". She isn't sure if the shark was indeed a Port Jackson or another type.
Hatheier swam into the pool to grab a hold of the shark before carrying it to the edge of the pool and tossing it back into the ocean.
"He was getting stressed because he was bumping into the rocks and I was thinking I just need to put him back where he is meant to be. I was feeling sorry for him", she said. She does not hesitate to seize the animal, a nurse shark, a species known to be harmless.
"So I came down, there was a bit of a crew down here, and had a look and he was a little Port Jackson and was doing laps of the pool and I said, you know I'm going to go in and check him out", Hatheier told news.com.au.
Then again, turns out the woman in question, Melissa Hatheier, is a real estate agent, so, you know, (insert joke about fellow predatory species here). She added: "He wasn't that heavy but his skin was very rough, like sandpaper".